Ohio Admin. Code 3769-17-43 - Disqualification, purse redistribution

(A) In the event any violation of the rules should be determined after a race has been completed and the purse has been distributed, the following shall apply:
(1) If such violation would disqualify a horse or horses, the owner or owners of said horse or horses shall forfeit the purse and any trophy or awards within ten days of the ruling date and the remaining horses placed accordingly;
(2) The purse shall be redistributed according to the final placings;
(3) In event the purse has been paid and the owners or owners have not forfeited the purse and any trophy or awards within ten days from notification of the ruling, the owner or owners and the disqualified horse or horses shall stand suspended until all money, trophies, and/or awards have been returned to the permit holder who shall assume the responsibility of redistributing the purse;
(4) If there are not enough non-offending horses, the remaining part of the purse shall go to the declared winner.
(B) In the event a purse is paid in error or is ordered redistributed due to an order of the commission, the owner(s) refusing to return the purse(s) within ten days from being notified of the error or order of the commission and the horse(s) involved shall stand suspended until all purse monies, trophies, and/or awards have been returned to the permit holder who shall assume the responsibility for redistributing the purse.
(C) Nothing herein shall be construed to require the permit holder to pay the purses or distribute the trophies and/or awards until they have been returned.
(D) Nothing herein shall be construed to prevent the commission, in its discretion, from continuing any suspension, fine or other penalty made pursuant to this rule for such period of time as the commission may determine.
(E) In the event any violation of the rules should be determined after a race has been completed and the purse has not been distributed, and an appeal has been filed staying the decision of the judges, the judges shall notify the permit holder who shall distribute the portions of the purse money which were not affected by the decision or the appeal thereof.

Notes

Ohio Admin. Code 3769-17-43
Effective: 9/1/2021
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 6/3/2021 and 08/07/2026
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3769.03
Rule Amplifies: 3769.03
Prior Effective Dates: 01/01/1985, 09/05/1986, 04/01/1988, 10/04/1992

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